Late Ronaldo goal foils Torino

Late Ronaldo goal foils Torino
Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus v Torino - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - May 3, 2019 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Massimo Pinca -
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TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo headed a late equaliser to deny Torino their first win away to neighbours Juventus for 24 years as the two sides drew 1-1 in Serie A on Friday.

Torino stunned the recently crowned Serie A champions when Sasa Lukic dispossessed Miralem Pjanic and curled his shot into the top corner after 18 minutes.

The visitors held out comfortably until the 84th minute when Leonardo Spinazzola got to the byline and Ronaldo met his cross with a towering header and maintain Juve's unbeaten home record in Serie A this season.

Torino, needing a top-four finish to qualify for the Champions League for the first time, are sixth with 57 points, two behind fourth-placed Atalanta. Juve clinched an eighth successive title two weeks ago.

(Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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